Words in a Song: Give Up

Time for a phrasal verb in the second cropped song of the series “Words in a song”. If you want to see the Whys and the Hows of this exercise , follow this link to the first song in this series.

Steps :

♥Orally , introduce the word you want students to learn, giving examples and asking them to infer the meaning.

♥Choose a song that contains the word or words you want to teach

♥Crop the video with tubechop; you don’t want to play the whole video.

♥ Students listen to the cropped video and identify when, in the song, the highlighted word(s) has been used.

♥ Second time: students do a fill- in- the- gaps exercise or any other king of exercise that takes my fancy.

♥ Third time: students sing along

♥ HOMEWORK: Now, very important, students need to go home and write a sentence containing the highlighted word(s) . Ask for vonlunteers to translate the cropped song .

This time I have chosen  the beautiful song My Kind of Love by Emeli  Sande to teach this popular phrasal  verb.

Cropped version

Fill in the Blanks


I know I’m far from _____, nothin’ like your entourage
I can’t grant you any wishes, I won’t _______ you the stars.
But don’t ever ________ if my heart beats only for you, it beats only for you.

Cause when you’ve given up.
When no ______ what you do it’s never good ______.
When you never _______ that it could ever get this tough,
That’s when you _____ my kind of love.

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